Leader of the council and cabinet members

Councillor Kieron Williams

Leader of the Council

The Leader sets the overall vision, direction and top priorities of the council. He represents the council in the community and in negotiations with regional and national organisations. The leader appoints members of the cabinet and is able to change cabinet member portfolios during the year.

Cllr Williams has particular responsibility for:

  • setting the political and strategic direction for the council
  • Southwark 2030 and the Council Delivery Plan 
  • External Affairs, campaigns and public affairs
  • emergency planning and business continuity
  • major projects oversight
  • strategic partnerships and relationships with government, NHS, City Hall, the Mayor of London and major anchor organisations within the borough 
  • performance management of the Cabinet and Deputy Cabinet Members

All executive functions not allocated to a portfolio will be the responsibility of, or delegated by, the Leader. 

Page last updated: 20 September 2022

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